Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
· Monitors and evaluates the work of staff and external contractors relative to rail operations.
· Monitors and inspects the day-to-day rail operations, rolling stock maintenance, track and signal maintenance, and special projects to evaluate service quality and compliance with contract and regulatory requirements, and system safety standards.
· Conducts periodic safety inspections at rail stations and facilities, reviews weekly and monthly station and facility inspections performed by designated staff and logs discrepancies for action.
· Prepares audit processes and findings report. Manages and configures ongoing audit processes to reflect evolving best practices and regulatory trends.
· Serves as a liaison with applicable agencies and industry representatives. Works with District resources and contractors to identify and implement initiatives for improving COASTER and SPRINTER service quality, condition, and appearance.
· Conducts contract management oversight and prepare monthly reports for NCTD staff.
· Document and communicate regular status updates relative to rail maintenance, including any deficiencies, to Rail Operations Officer on a regular basis, or as otherwise indicated based on circumstances. Coordinates and shares documentation with Safety and/or Compliance staff as indicated.
· Assists in developing and evaluating program specifications to ensure safe practices and consistency with industry standards.
· Maintain up-to-date knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and local, rail/transit industry regulations, rules, standards and accepted best practices to assure ongoing NCTD awareness and familiarity with all regulatory issues.
· Responds to emergency system failures, service disruptions, incidents, and accidents involving District operations and/or assets. Coordinates with MTS, SCRRA, Amtrak, BNSF, and local law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and emergency responders.
· Prepares for and participates in FRA, CPUC, FTA, and NCTD audits.
· Perform other related duties as assigned.
· Bachelor’s Degree in related field strongly desired.
· Minimum six years directly relevant experience in a rail system (private or public sector) required, as per below:
o Strong knowledge of rail passenger service delivery, preferably in both the commuter and light rail domain.
o Working knowledge of general railroad construction, right-of-way maintenance, signal system maintenance and railroad safety practices.
o Working knowledge of safety rules for contractors and other third parties working on or near the railroad right-of-way.
o Able to read and interpret engineering drawings and work plans to understand construction activity relevant to railroad safety and operation.
o Specialized knowledge of rail systems to include locomotives, passenger cars, Head End Power (HEP), and electrical equipment.
o Working knowledge of maintenance of equipment and FRA and CPUC regulations.
o Working knowledge of track and rail vehicle repair.
o Understanding of Federal regulations and inspection timing regulations, and APTA safety standards as they pertain to rail rolling stock and operation.
o Familiarity with additional transit support systems to include fare collection, fare enforcement, radio, and Automatic Passenger Counter (APC).
o Demonstrated experience with contract oversight and compliance.
A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.
· Possession of and the ability to maintain a California driver’s license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years.
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